Vic Secret T-90 Hop Pellets - 2oz
Australian Vic Secret T90 Hop Pellets, 2 oz sealed package
Vic Secret is a cross pollination between high alpha hops from the HPA Breeding Program and Wye College. Released in 2013, Vic Secret provides a lovely blend reminscent of European and North American varieties.
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My favorite name for this hop is ‘Poor Man’s Galaxy’, especially because of the irony! It’s just as cost effective as Galaxy hops, but with a slightly different and more tropical fruit - pineapple flavors and characteristics. It also is much more dual sided than Galaxy, giving you a little bit of earth as a backbone to help bring out the tropical characteristics. Try making an IPA with Simcoe and Idaho 7 with Vic Secret, and I apologize in advance if you have to brew it twice a month to keep it in stock!
While Vic can be used as a bittering hop, it really shines in late additions and dry hop additions because of the strong, distinct tropical fruit and citrus characteristics. Add heavily in whirlpool and dry hop additions for best results.
Aroma and Flavor
Sometimes called poor man's galaxy (ironically), expect big pineapple, passionfruit and tropical fruit as well as distinct citrus aromas. Flavor is bright and clean with a distinct, earthy backbone to provide counterpoint and accentuate the brighter fruit characteristics.
Average Acid Content
|Alpha Acids:||14% - 17%|
|Beta Acids:||6% - 8%|
|Co-Humulone:||51% - 56%|
Average Oil Content (% of Total Oils)
|Total Oils:||2.0 - 2.8 mL/100g|
|Myrcene:||38% - 41%|
|Humulene:||9.4% - 12.2%|
|Caryophyllene:||11% - 15%|
|Selinene:||3.8% - 4.2%|
Possible Substitutes for Vic Secret
The commonly accepted substitute for Vic Secret is Galaxy, although Vic Secret will be slightly more herbal and earthy, whereas Galaxy will be slightly brighter.
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